Garth Brooks to Receive Inaugural George H.W. Bush Award
Garth Brooks can add yet another important accolade to his already overflowing collection of awards. The singer has been slated to receive the inaugural George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award for Caring and Compassion next month, an honor designed to recognize outstanding individuals who advance solutions to the world’s toughest challenges.
Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, created the award to exemplify those who reflect the extraordinary traits of its late founder and the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
Brooks will be well feted for his charitable work at the organization's gala, held Sept. 26 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. He'll have a formidable line honoring him: Former Presidents George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama will all serve as Honorary Chairs of the Awards.
“The fact that this award is a reflection of [George H. W. Bush] 41, his beloved Barbara [Bush], and the work they believed in is the greatest honor,” Brooks says. “An award is only as good as its recipient. My hope and goal is to make the Bush family and the honorary chairs proud that Garth Brooks is the first name on this award for caring and compassion.”
Brooks is the co-founder of the Teammates for Kids Foundation; and along with wife Trisha Yearwood, has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade.
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